World Says No to War on Yemen! (Chicago)

January 25, 2021 - 5 PM

Chicago’s Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Action Corps Illinois, Chicago Area Peace Action, Chicago Area Peace Action— DePaul Chapter, Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, CODEPINK, SJP Chicago

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World Says No to War on Yemen!

The country of Yemen is widely recognized as suffering the world’s deadliest humanitarian crisis, a crisis that owes much of its severity to actions by our government. The United States has provided arms and other aid to a bombing campaign begun in 2015 by its close ally, the dictatorship which currently controls Saudi Arabia.

Join us to demand an end to the war on Yemen!

On January 25th we will be gathering at Chicago’s Federal Plaza (230 S. Dearborn) at 5:00PM because #YemenCantWait! You can also take action from home using this toolkit: https://bit.ly/EndYemenWarNow

Since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen has killed hundreds of thousands of people and devastated the country. Yemen has one of the very worst COVID death rates in the world: It kills 1 in 4 people who test positive. The pandemic, along with withdrawal of aid, is pushing more people into acute hunger. Half the country’s health care facilities have been destroyed; hundreds of doctors are dead or have fled the country; public sector salaries of nurses and other medical workers have gone unpaid; and sanitation and clean water are in short supply. And yet Saudi Arabia is escalating its war and tightening its blockade.

The war is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political and logistical support for the war.

The disaster in Yemen is human-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.
Over 115 organizations from the US, UK, Yemen, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and across the world, are coming together to call for an end to the war in Yemen and solidarity with the people of Yemen.

On January 25th, just days after the U.S. presidential inauguration, we are demanding that President Biden commit to the following during his first 100 days:
– Restore all humanitarian and food aid to Yemen, including USAID that was cut by President Trump at the beginning of the pandemic
– Stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
– Stop all US involvement in the war in Yemen including intelligence and logistics support.
– Pressure Saudi Arabia to stop the blockade that is starving Yemen.
– lift the designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization

Speakers for the January 25th event include:
° Danaka Katovich of CODEPINK
° Grace of CAPA DePaul
° SJP Chicago
° Nancy of SWANA Chicago
° Nadiah who will be sharing a poem

Read more about the conflict here: https://www.brookings.edu/…/who-are-the-houthis-and…/

Co-Sponsors
Action Corps Illinois
Chicago Area Peace Action
Chicago Area Peace Action— DePaul Chapter
Chicago Committee Against War and Racism
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
CODEPINK
SJP Chicago

Inauguration Eve: Demand REAL Change

January 19, 2021 - 4:00PM – 5:00 PM

230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Committee Against War and Racism, La Voz de los de Abajo, Pride Without Prejudice, Chicago Area Peace Action, Gay Liberation Network, ILPS US Midwest, Chicago for Abortion Rights

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** EL ESPAÑOL SIGUE EL INGLES **

After four nightmarish years of Trump, we need to do more than breathe sighs of relief as the Biden-Harris administration takes office.

During previous Democratic administrations, many hoped that the rhetoric about promoting diversity and ending “stupid wars” would translate into sweeping civil rights progress and redress growing economic inequalities. Instead we got:

** continuing police murders of Black and Brown people

** bailouts of banks and other big businesses while millions lost their homes

** failure to honor long-standing promises to legislate a level playing field for unions to organize

** expansions of U.S. wars

** expansion of already-bloated Pentagon budgets

** arms exports to oppressive governments

** drone bombings

** record deportations

** record attacks on whistle-blowers

** continued attacks on the right to choose abortion, and

** huge expansion of the petroleum industry thru fracking.

We cannot afford another Democratic administration that fails to meet the needs of those who hoped it would bring sweeping change. If there is little progress to diminish the huge inequalities in this country, many will drift into apathy or end up supporting another right-wing demagogue in 2024.

We must pro-actively make demands on the new Biden-Harris administration:

** End State Repression & Institutional Racism
http://ccawr.org/end-state-repression-institutional-racism/

** Promote an Economy That Serves Working Class People
http://ccawr.org/promote-an-economy-that-serves-working…/

** Housing, Food, Education & Healthcare are Human Rights
http://ccawr.org/housing-food-education-healthcare-are…/

** We Have the Right to Control Our Bodies
http://ccawr.org/we-have-the-right-to-control-our-bodies/

** International Peace & Human Rights
http://ccawr.org/international-peace-human-rights/

** Protect the Planet, Protect Us All
http://ccawr.org/protect-the-planet-protect-us-all/

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To protect the safety of everyone, all attendees are required to wear masks properly and do their best to keep a minimum of 6 feet distance from others not in their households. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please respect the safety needs of others by not attending. Thank you.

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Evento del Comité de Chicago contra la Guerra y el Racismo

230 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, Estados Unidos

Martes, 19 de enero de 2021 a las 4 PM CST – 5 PM CST

Después de cuatro años de la pesadilla de Trump, necesitamos hacer más que suspirar con alivio cuando la nueva administración demócrata Biden-Harris asuma el cargo.

Durante las administraciones demócratas anteriores, muchos esperaban que la retórica sobre la promoción de la diversidad y el fin de las “guerras estúpidas” se tradujera en un avance radical de los derechos civiles y corrigiera las crecientes desigualdades económicas.

En cambio, lo que obtuvimos fue:

** continuos asesinatos policiales de personas negras y latinas

** rescates económicos de bancos y otras grandes empresas mientras millones perdieron sus hogares

** incumplimiento de las viejas promesas de leyes para lograr un terreno de juego nivelado para que los sindicatos puedan organizar

** expansiones de las guerras de Estados Unidos

** expansión de los presupuestos del Pentágono ya de por sí abultados

** exportación de armas a gobiernos opresores

** bombardeos con ‘drones’ (aviones no tripulados)

** récords del número de deportaciones

**ataques récord a denunciantes de corrupción gubernamental** continuos ataques contra el derecho a elegir el aborto, y

** enorme expansión de la industria petrolera a través del fracking.


No podemos permitirnos otra administración demócrata que no satisfaga las necesidades de quienes esperaban que trajera un cambio radical. Si hay poco progreso para disminuir las enormes desigualdades en este país, muchos caerán en la apatía o terminarán apoyando a otro demagogo de la derecha en las elecciones del 2024.

Debemos hacer demandas proactivamente a la nueva administración de Biden-Harris:

** Fin al Estado de Represión y Racismo Institucional
http://ccawr.org/end-state-repression-institutional-racism/

** Promover una economía que sirva a la gente de la clase trabajadora
http://ccawr.org/promote-an-economy-that-serves-working…/

** Vivienda, alimentos, educación y atención médica son derechos humanos
http://ccawr.org/housing-food-education-healthcare-are…/

** Tenemos el derecho a controlar nuestros cuerpos
http://ccawr.org/we-have-the-right-to-control-our-bodies/

** Paz y derechos humanos mundialmente
http://ccawr.org/international-peace-human-rights/

** Proteger el planeta, Protegernos a todos
http://ccawr.org/protect-the-planet-protect-us-all/

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Para proteger la seguridad de todos y todas, es requisito que todos y todas las y los asistentes a este evento usen mascarillas apropiadamente y traten de mantener la distancia mínima de 6 pies de la mejor manera posible con aquellos que no vivan con Uds. Si Ud. resultó positivo al COVID-19 o tiene algún síntoma, favor de no asistir por respeto a la seguridad de los demás. Gracias.

Trump Out Now! March and Car Caravan

January 18, 2021 - 12 PM CST – 3 PM CST

Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Black Lives Matter – Chicago, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, Arab American Action Network, US Palestinian Community Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, SEIU Local 73, United Working Families, SEIU Health Care Illinois/Indiana, and Fight for $15

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Trump Out Now!

Donald J. Trump and his co-conspirators orchestrated an attempted coup d’etat in Washington, D.C on January 7th. They acted to overthrow the clear and unchallenged vote of the largest number of people to have voted in U. S. history.

We join with the millions of people who, who through their unions, churches, and community organizations are demanding the immediate removal of Donald Trump from office and his arrest.

Join us for a rally and march/car caravan on Monday, January 18th, noon at Federal Plaza.

Participating so far: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Black Lives Matter – Chicago, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, Arab American Action Network, US Palestinian Community Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, SEIU Local 73, United Working Families, SEIU Health Care Illinois/Indiana, and Fight for $15

Cancelled!!!! End Northside Racism March & Vigil

November 12, 2020 - 4 PM

LakeView Lutheran Church, 835 W Addison St, Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: End Northside Racism

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Join End Northside Racism as we cap off our 10 Days of Action initiative with a march and candlelight vigil honoring victims of police brutality. Victims of the CPD and police authorities across the country are left voiceless. LET THEIR VOICES BE HEARD! Now more than ever, we need to stand with our Black & Brown neighbors who are disproportionately effected by police crimes. Let’s show our city that we will not let cops get away with this behavior any longer. This is strictly a peaceful protest.

We will be collecting new and gently used coats for Brave Space Alliance. There is a great need for coats of all sizes for our less fortunate community members, let’s show up for them!

Starting point is Lakeview Lutheran Church (835 Addison) across from 19th precinct police station at 4pm. We will have cider and hot chocolate available in case of colder weather. MASKS REQUIRED.

Please consider participating in our 10 Days of Action. You can find more information on our website: endnorthsideracism.com

Pretrial Fairness Act Virtual Rally

November 12, 2020 - 3 PM

Virtual

Supporting Organizations: Coalition to End Money Bond, Black Justice Project, Black Justice Project, The People's Lobby, Chicago Community Bond Fund

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Join communities from across Illinois for a virtual rally in support of the Pretrial Fairness Act on Thursday, November 12th at 3pm.

Hear from legislators, impacted people and community leaders about why Illinois needs to end money bail and dramatically reduce the number of people incarcerated pretrial. Tune-in on the Coalition to End Money Bond’s facebook page.

You can learn more about the Pretrial Fairness Act at: endmoneybond.org/pretrialfairness

Nov 7 Post-Election Protest for a People’s Mandate (CHICAGO)

November 7, 2020 - 12:30 PM CST

Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Black Abolitionist Network, BLM Chicago, Good Kids/Mad City, NAACP South Side, CTU Human Rights Committee, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Anakbayan, Arab American Action Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, UIC Students for Democratic Society, US Palestinian Community Network, CTU Executive Board

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Join us in the streets to demand the people’s mandate & end to the Trump regime!

12:30pm: Join CAARPR at our rendezvous point at Grassy area between Ashland & Union Park baseball field, north of Washington Blvd.

Rally begins at 1pm: Union Park

Trump is using racist tactics to enforce voter suppression in contending states where we know there are millions of black votes that have yet to be counted. We demand that all votes be counted!

OUR DEMANDS:

  • Stop Police Crimes! Community Control of Police! Defund the Police!
  • Extend and expand economic relief for the unemployed!
  • Stop the evictions and utility shut offs!
  • Protect the health care that we have, we want health care for all!
  • Fight the pandemic!
  • Stop the racist attacks on immigrants and harassment of Asian Americans!

In this triple pandemic of racism, COVID-19, and recession our National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is issuing a call to all the democratic forces presently engaged in the struggle against racist injustice, the economic slaughter of our communities and the utterly unspeakable failure at all levels to use its full capacity to stop the death march of the corona virus across the land.

Read the NAARPR statement here: https://naarpr.org/…/2020-post-election-protest-for-a…/

Endorsing organizations: Black Abolitionist Network, BLM Chicago, Good Kids/Mad City, NAACP South Side, CTU Human Rights Committee, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Anakbayan, Arab American Action Network, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, UIC Students for Democratic Society, US Palestinian Community Network, CTU Executive Board

Please wear a mask and practice physical distancing.